Private viewing at the British Museum with Director, Hartwig Fischer
Rodin first visited London and the British Museum in 1881 and was hugely impressed by the collection, particularly the sculptures of the Parthenon.
In this exhibition, for the very first time, visitors will be able to appreciate Rodin’s extraordinary talent as a sculptor by showing his work alongside the very Parthenon sculptures that inspired him. This comparison will provide unique insight into the full breadth and depth of Rodin’s vision, and provide new insight into the sculptures of an artist that everyone thought they knew.
Thanks to a collaboration with the Musée Rodin in Paris, over 90 works in marble, bronze and plaster – along with some of Rodin’s sketches – will be displayed in conversation with ancient Greek art.
Pi’s private viewing, with an introduction from a British Museum curator, is made possible through the kind collaboration of the Trustees and Director of the British Museum.
Maria Balshaw succeeded Sir Nicholas Serota as Director of Tate on 1 June 2017.
Previously, as Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries, Maria was responsible for the artistic and strategic vision for each gallery.
Maria was also Director of Culture for Manchester City Council from 2013-2017. She is a board member of Arts Council England and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts in June 2015.
British designer Thomas Heatherwick founded Heatherwick Studio in 1994 to bring craft, design, architecture and urban planning together in a single workspace. Today a team of 180, including architects, designers and makers, work from a combined studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London.
The studio’s completed projects include a number of internationally celebrated buildings, including the award-winning Learning Hub at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.
This autumn marks 30 years since the River Cafe first opened its doors by the Thames and 22 years since Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray published their first iconic blue cookbook, a global bestseller that redefined the cookbook genre.
Join us for an evening celebration with Ruth Rogers, co-author with River Cafe Head Chefs, Sian Wyn Owen and Joseph Trivelli of River Cafe 30.
Simon Schama with Gillian Tett, Ed Luce, Howard Jacobson, Hannah Rothschild, Joan Bakewell, Melvyn Bragg, Hanif Kureishi, Marcus du Sautoy, Nik Gowing, Matt Frei, Stephen Frears, Monty Don and Simon Jenkins
For 30 years Hay Festival has brought writers and readers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. Founded in 1987 around a kitchen table in Wales, the nonprofit today runs festivals in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Denmark.
Hay Festival believes in the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. Like Pi, Hay Festival is founded on the belief that an exchange of views and meeting of minds inspires revelations – personal, political and educational. For this reason Pi is partnering with Hay Festival to bring you ‘Hay in London’, an opportunity to showcase the best of Hay Festival’s authors and kick start the open discussions that lie at the heart of the organization.
In this, the first of our Hay in London events, join renowned historian, Simon Schama and a select group of other Hay Festival authors for a unique opportunity to discuss the forces shaping our global conversations in 2017.
Join us for a special early viewing of the V&A’s major new exhibition which considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the 1960s changed the way we live today and how we think about the future.
The exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
Virtual reality brings Zaha Hadid’s paintings to life at the Serpentine Galleries
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Yana Peel, CEO and Ben Vickers, Curator of Digital, Serpentine Galleries with Director of Zaha Hadid architects, Patrik Schumacher.
Technology and innovation were central to the work of architect Zaha Hadid. At this breakfast we will take a private tour of the new exhibition of Hadid’s work at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and learn about the intersection between art, architecture and technology in her work.